Shiitake and Nettles Saute


3 tablespoons lard or cooking oil

1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced, stems removed

3 green garlic stems or scallions, chopped including green parts

1/4 pound stinging nettles, soaked in water

1-2 tablespoons butter

salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add oil. When oil is shimmering but not smoking, add the mushrooms and stir to coat. Add a pinch of salt. Cook mushrooms, stirring frequently, about seven minutes. When nice and soft and browned, add scallions. Cook thirty seconds, then add the wet nettles. Place a lid partly over the skillet to steam the nettles, for a minute or so until very wilted. (The wilting gets all the sting out!). Add the butter to the pan and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve with your grassfed burger.